Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah's Robb lectures now online
Contemporary politics and political theory acknowledge the importance of our social identities for public life. Gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, nationality: all of these are rightly seen as central modes of identification for political mobilisation and for making claims to rights and to goods. But at the same time many democrats have an ideal of civic equality that suggests that we should speak to each other as equal citizens and that "identity politics" can be pushed too far.
These ideas provide a framework for the series of three lectures by Professor Kwame Appiah.